Last week , In Vijayawada, a town in Andhra Pradesh , notorious for student criminals and caste based discrimination has been in the news once again after a psychopath brutally attempted to kill his former girlfriend after he was betrayed by her. The convict , Sandeep a 4th year engineering student who is a senior to the victim Meenakumari tried to cut her neck with a knife and also attempted a suicide by cutting his nerves on the wrist citing mental trauma after the victim betrayed him after their relationship.
The victim suffering from severe cuts was confirmed to have no risk to her life after sufficient treatment from the doctors. It is during this time that the media exploited the incident to its full benefit as the regional channels utilised their creative skills in the best way possible to picturise the incident and remake it again in their own version almost like a hands on tutorial to budding criminals. Also the picturisation includes a masala background music which one could identify with the hit films.
The root cause I believe for such instances to occur is the lack of proper education among the teenage and youth which is a MAKE OR BREAK time for every one. When a guy or a gal doesn’t have anything to do and has no worries, I would rather say when he/she doesn’t have any avocations to get involved , then they think of some pleasures and the first one that strike their mind is flirting as it is the fancy of their age as shown in most of the films. You see many men in their teens or early 20’s sitting on their bikes along with their friends in front of many colleges or coaching centers to make a pass at the girls. Even some girls are to be blamed for dressing up in very unparliamentary clothes that attract the opposite sex. But one must try to live in society with peace and harmony as our so called fundamental rights support whatever people do. Though a number of measures are taken up to curb eve teasing, its of no use as more such people come to light after the regional channels air such incidents repeatedly. Now a days, the frequency of such incidents has increased I believe only after seeing the rush in the TV channels. And in Bangalore,a street near a womens college has been named LOAFER LANE as most male students pass their time near the college.
What is the most irritating thing that makes you go nuts when you go out? For me its Hyderabad Traffic.
We live in Hyderabad, a city which is a leader when comes to IT and Infrastructure with some revolutionary projects cropping up to make the standard of living more comfortable. But on the other side, it is a city with people who has a very diffident attitude towards most trivial, yet important things. Most educated people in Hyderabad lack Civic Sense. I really don’t understand why people don’t follow certain rules that are intended not only for their safety , but also towards others like traffic rules. Six of ten people cross the white line when at a traffic halt and ninety percent people skip the red signal causing chaos on the road. And motorists in Hyderabad are to be given an award for driving in a direction perpendicular to normal traffic and touch speeds as if they are in a grand prix, not to mention the autowallahs who crop up from nowhere and are ready for a brawl any time on the road. And next comes the traffic authorities who target students and youth to get that extra penny. So , when is it going to be organised ? I see not in the next ten years.
My experience a few days back was I was near Bottles and Chimneys , Begumpet where there was a traffic junction and the red signal was displayed. I stopped there , even though the traffic was very sparse , But a gentleman behind my bike,a person who seemed to be around 50 yrs blew my ears out with the horn of his car as if his spouse was running away with someone.
But there are some nice initiatives that Hyderabad Traffic Police have taken up like awareness among school children and even Corporate Bigwigs are into traffic awareness programs. But it can only see a positive change if people work collectively and even the vigilance discharge their duties accordingly.
A typical traffic jam in Hyderabad looks a follows
Everything in the world has a reason behind its functioning. In good olden days, when there was no rat race in getting good ranks and high grades , the main motive of education was to develop a good character and later good and quality education meant well settled careers with very good pay packages followed by white collared jobs. The present generation has access to very good source of education and the awareness the present generation has without any arguement is very good when compared to the previous generations. The emerging corporate culture and increased globalization meant further improvement in the standard of living , which is not beneficial to everyone. Now a days ,most of my friends are opting for a management degree after some work experience which in my opinion is a very good career. And I’m happy to say that most of my friends have a valid reason to say so. But the way one of my good friends advocated it was that the return of investment on MBA degree was very high and I felt he really thought the MBA way. And the weirdest reason I heard was that he/she did not want to work for(under) some other person.
And I really felt my friends are on the right path of success as the annual average salary for the ISB ( Indian School of Business) at Hyderabad was a whopping 57 Lakhs and therefore, there’s every reason to go for an MBA.
After all this I feel the definition for MBA has changed.
MBA – Most Bankable Asset
Source : The Times of India
I finally got to see the much acclaimed, fun filled and said to be the most coolest movie last year i.e; Happy Days and I got to tell you that all the talk surrounding the movie was really worth it. Somehow I ,as a student related many incidents in the movie and I could identify the characters among my friends (of course, everyone did that). But I really felt left out as it was a movie which had to be seen with friends. Today evening, I heard that our entire class had been to the movie together and I really felt missed out. The period when Happy Days created waves were the most unhappy days for me. I had to be quarantined for a good period of time because of my illness and I really missed out on all the happy moments.
Somehow I get attracted to anything that reflects student life. Five point someone was a very good example and a rare accomplishment. I heard about another novel ” Anything for you ma’am” which has a similar story to that of a few scenes in Happy days .Iam really looking forward to buy the novel and read it. As the title reminds me of something I cherished in my life.
” Deliver the goods when it matters the most ” doesn’t hold good for maximum number of instances. But the person who delivers the goods when it matters the most doesn’t get the credit . Why is this so? There are a number of personal experiences where the Deserving Candidate did not get any credit. But others who are not good enough ( in my opinion) hogged the limelight. The same holds true for Indian Cricket. Eight of every ten in India say that Sachin Tendulkar is their favorite cricketer. But one has to admit the fact a number of times, when it mattered the most , sachin failed miserably. I admit he has produced some extraordinary knocks during his career, and also saved India from some extreme lows.
But one guy who has come good almost everytime when India was in a danger was VVS Laxman. Tendulkar also played some super knocks in times of necessity like 139 vs Pakistan in Chennai, 1999 and his century against the likes of firce pace attack of Pakistan in Perth, 1989, but those knocks unfortunately did not help India save the match.On the contrary, VVS Laxman delivered when it mattered the most like his 281 vs Australia in 2001, century Vs pakistan in ODi series final in 2004 and also Vs Australia in VB series and not to forget his 58 in his debut match vs South Africs where he had tail for hius comapny , but still managed to score a decent 58 that helped India clinch the match , Of course, Srinath’s 6 wicket haul also helped. But most people don’t care what his contribution to Indian Cricket was . There are some other dark horses who seldom got the credit they deserved such as Anil Kumble, Mohd.Kaif and to name a few…